Category Archives: AUTOS

Autos covers everything that rolls, sails, flies and anything in between.

smartphone equipped bike: ECODRIVE Bicycle (Seoul Cycle Design Competition)

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(photo credit: designjoo.com) ECODRIVE Bicycle | US$tbc (Concept) | www.designjoo.com

i love this bicycle. really. just check out those sleek lines. this beautiful bicycle is the brain child of Korean designer JUIL KIM with the purpose of improving riding experience and safety aspect of riding. it is not just any other bicycle. its a bicycle that has a proper built-in head lamp and turn signals for safety. no more putting your hands at risk in trying to signal your turns (be it balancing or risk of hitting someone or somethings). Continue reading smartphone equipped bike: ECODRIVE Bicycle (Seoul Cycle Design Competition)

holy molly! its a road-worthy classic 60′s replica batmobile!

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(photo credit: buybatparts.com) Replica Batmobile | US$150,000 | buybatparts.com

your eyes isn’t playing tricks on you and you heard it right, its a real road-worthy replica 60’s Batmobile. following up to the recent featured article on Bob Dullam’s home-built Batmobile Tumbler – which money can’t buy, we present something that’s not beyond bat-fans’ reach – that’s if you have US$150K to spare. Continue reading holy molly! its a road-worthy classic 60′s replica batmobile!

tearing up the snow terrains: Mattracks Powerboard

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Mattracks Powerboard | US$2,500 | www.mattrackspowerboards.com

if tearing up terrains is what you like to do and DTV Shredder is too military to your liking than take a look at the Mattracks Powerboard. conceptually similar to the DTV Shredder but the Mattracks Powerboard is designed for snow terrain only. powering the powerboard is a mid-mounted 6.5hp 200CC 4-stroke gas motor, delivering up to a top speed of 29Km/h via its solid one piece rubber track. Continue reading tearing up the snow terrains: Mattracks Powerboard

a trip to BMW World Singapore (Photos)

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BMW World Singapore (Nov 9th – 14th) opens its door today at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. the BMW World Singapore is the Asia’s largest showcase of BMW innovation, design and heritage. we were there too, just to have a first hand glimpse of the BMW GINA Light Visionary, a concept that is completely clad in a flexible fabric skin which can change its shape with a touch of a button. also on showcase was BWM iconic (heritage) trio, namely the BMW 507, the BMW Z1 and the BMW Z8. Continue reading a trip to BMW World Singapore (Photos)

all terrain-buster: Hanebrink Electric All-Terrain Vehicle

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Hanebrink All-Terrain Vehicle | from US$5,500 | www.fortunehanebrink.com

this is probably the coolest bicycle ever. from it’s ultra fat tires, you know it is not your ordinary electric bike. Hanebrink Electric All-Terrain Vehicle is designed by National Champion Cyclist and NASA aerospace engineer, Dan Hanebrink. it all started 10 years ago when Hanebrink was approached by an Arctic explorer looking for an alternative to skis that could take him and his equipment across the Antarctica… well, the rest is history. this is the evolution from what began 10 years ago. Continue reading all terrain-buster: Hanebrink Electric All-Terrain Vehicle

its a plane, its a helicopter, its boat… no it’s Halo Intersceptor!

Halo Intersceptor Concept 544px(photo source: gizmag.com) Halo Intersceptor | US$NA (Concept) | www.halointersceptor.com

i am not exclaiming when superman flew past. and it is not transformers from the blockbuster sci-fi movie either. so what on earth can transform from an automobile to a plane, a helicopter or a double hulled boat? in comes the Halo Interseptor, a concept dreamt up by UK designer, Phil Pauley. essentially, Halo Interseptor is a car and by docking the car into its different platforms, transform it into a different form of transport. think of it as a docking station for a car. kind of. Continue reading its a plane, its a helicopter, its boat… no it’s Halo Intersceptor!

more electrifying news from Nissan: new 2-seater Electric Concept Car

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Nissan 2-seater Electric Concept Car | US$NA (Concept) | www.nissan.co.jp

this Nissan personal transport, dubbed “Nissan New Mobility Concept“, is a small-size electric concept suitable for short commute which is easy to operate and park. think it as having a mobility of a motorbike but with higher level of safety and zero emission i.e. keeping those ply-card waving tree-huggers away from you. Continue reading more electrifying news from Nissan: new 2-seater Electric Concept Car

sporty (carbon-fiber) power cruiser – the Renard Grand Tourer GT

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Renard Grand Tourer GT | approximately US$96,000 | renardmotorcycles.com

if you are a carbon fiber fan, this 2-wheeler from Renard Motorcycles might interest you. you can’t get it right now, but it will be available next year – if you have US$96,000 to spare. Continue reading sporty (carbon-fiber) power cruiser – the Renard Grand Tourer GT

Mercedes Benz to offer panoramic vario-roof with MAGIC SKY CONTROL for 2011 SLK

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Mercedes-Benz will be offering the all new vario-roof with the new SLK next year. the new vario-roof will boast innovative technology, resulting in an unique glass roof which can be made either transparent or darkened at a touch of a button. according to Mercedes-Benz the glass roof when ‘in transparent mode it will offer an open-air experience during cold weather, while in darkened mode it will afford a haven of shade and prevent the 
interior from heating up in direct sunlight’. do note this is a panoramic glass roof, not sunroof (sunroof is just out-dated). Continue reading Mercedes Benz to offer panoramic vario-roof with MAGIC SKY CONTROL for 2011 SLK

real-life batmobile Tumbler that actually drives

pop question: what can you do with a chop saw, a reciprocating saw, a drill press, a Lincoln Electric power Mig welder and 4 years? no idea? well, you probably can construct a real-life batmobile tumbler. that’s what Bob Dullam did. i am totally astounded. just looking at the photos is enough to make me drool. Continue reading real-life batmobile Tumbler that actually drives